Incredible Shortlisted Photos From the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

A record number of images were submitted to the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, which enters into its eleventh year. Photographers from over 200 countries entered 320,000 photographs into the contest, which covers a wide range of categories for professionals, amateurs, youth, and students.

‘Very Impressive Starling Murmurations’ © Daniel Biber, Germany, Shortlist, Professional, Natural World & Wildlife (2018 Professional competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. Starling murmuration shaped like a giant bird.
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‘Patterns of Glacial River’ © Manish Mamtani, India, Shortlist, Open, Travel (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. Aerial view of Glacial river in Iceland. While crossing the bridge, I noticed some pattern in the water and wondered how it would look from the sky. I stopped the car at a turnout after crossing the bridge and flew my drone to capture this image. I included the bridge and the car to give an idea of the scale. This river flows to the ocean and becomes part of the sea.
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‘Shapes of Lofoten’ © Mikkel Beiter, Denmark, Shortlist, Open, Travel (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. This composition is quite popular amongst photographers at the moment and it’s easy to understand why! The beautiful Mount Olstinden has almost the same shape as the roof of this cute yellow cabin and the yellow color creates some amazing contrast to the snow covered mountain.
This place can be found in the Lofoten Archipelago at the small island named Sakrisøy.
I’ve removed a small cabin in the left side during post process. Beside that, color correction, contrast and sharpness has been done in Lightroom and Photoshop.
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‘Bee eaters mating’ © Petar Sabol, Croatia, Shortlist, Open, Wildlife (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. Mating bee eaters photo was made this summer in Podravska county in Croatia. I was using hide and tripod.
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‘The Great wall of Namib’ © Paranyu Pithayarungsarit, Thailand, Shortlist, Open, Landscape & Nature (2018 Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. The great landscape of large sand dune in Namib desert, Namibia. This shot was taken in the morning as the sun shone to one side of the dune while another side was still in shadow. The Namib desert is the oldest desert in the world where the sand sediment were deposited in the same area since 55-80 million years ago.
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Incredible Shortlisted Photos From the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
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Andrei Stenin Press Photo Contest Shortlist Announced

The international contest for young photojournalists organized by Rossiya Segodnya under the auspices of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO has selected a shortlist of for the 2017 contest. The shortlist published at stenincontest.com was selected by an international jury and includes photographers from 14 countries who will compete for the main prizes with the winners being announced on August 7 2017. The prestigious international award for young photographers will be presented in the Autumn in Moscow. As in previous years, the winning photos will be displayed not only in Russia but also abroad until the end of 2017.

The European Dream.
by Anna Pantelia
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Search and rescue operation of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
by Artur Lebedev
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Dogma.
by Gabriele Micalizzi
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Elegant Fan.
by Konstantin Chalabov
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Rabbis
by Kristina Kormilitsyna
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Candy floss lady.
by Tabyldy Kadyrbekov
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This year the number of countries taking part has increased, securing the contest’s status as a prestigious international platform that discovers new names in world photography. The 2017 contest’s shortlist was selected by award-winning representatives from the Russian and international photography community. The jury, chaired by Stern Director of Photography, Andreas Trampe, reviewed some 5,000 photos by contestants from 76 countries across four categories, including Top News, Sport, My Planet, and Portrait. A Hero of Our Time. Each category was divided into single photos and series.
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Andrei Stenin Press Photo Contest Shortlist Announced
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Sony World Photography Awards | 2017 Shortlist

Sony World Photography Awards
2017 Shortlist

sonywpa03aGrey Matter(s)
Tom Jacobi, Germany
Shortlist, Professional, Landscape, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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sonywpa03cAfrican Wildlife at Night
Will Burrard-Lucas, UK
Shortlist, Professional, Natural World, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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sonywpa03eFoley Hits, Malaysia, Shortlist, Open Competition, Culture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sonywpa03fFan Chen, China, Shortlist, Open Competition, Wildlife, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sonywpa03gSpace & City Rules
Dongni, China
Shortlist, Professional, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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Sony World Photography Awards | 2017 Shortlist
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